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NHL Fortune: $3,022,359

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Nick Kypreos’s net worth / earnings / salary history. He made US $3,022,359 (US $5,561,630 in today's dollars), ranking #2090 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Country of birth: Canada
Position: LW

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Salary History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Salary
(US$)
In today's
US$
NHL
Rank
+/-
(US$)
+/-
(%)
1984-85 $10,720 $27,894
Prior to the season, as an undrafted 18-year-old earning $30 per week in junior, signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for $90,000 in the NHL, $25,000 in the AHL and a $10,000 signing bonus. Ended up returnintg to his junior team for the whole season, earning his signing bonus of $10,000 plus approximately $720 in junior.
Source: Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1985-86 $527 $1,324
Contract in Canadian currency: $720. Played the whole season in junior earning $30 per week.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1986-87 $5,056 $12,468
Played 10 AHL and 46 junior games earning a pro rated salary of approximately $5,056.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
1987-88 $25,000 $59,475
Played the whole year in the AHL, earning $25,000.
Source: Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1988-89 $25,000 $57,141
Played the whole year in the AHL, earning $25,000.
Source: Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1989-90 $83,556 $182,183 523
Had a contract for $110,000 in the NHL and $25,000 in the AHL. Played 31 NHL and 14 AHL games earning a pro rated salary of $83,556.
Source: Canadian Press / Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1990-91 $110,000 $227,560 510 $26,444 32%
Two-way contract: $110,000 in the NHL and $27,000 in the minor leagues. He played in the NHL only, earning a full NHL salary.
Source: The Hockey News / Canadian Press
1991-92 $110,000 $218,320 557
Source: Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1992-93 $300,000 $577,893 286 $190,000 173%
Amount includes salary and any signing bonus paid in 1992-93. Contract included playoff bonuses ($20,000 for winning 1st round; plus $30,000 for winning 2nd round; plus $40,000 for winning the third round; plus $60,000 for winning the Stanley Cup) but the team did not qualify.
Source: The Hockey News / Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1993-94 $675,000 $1,262,997 142 $375,000 125%
Had a $525,000 salary plus playoff bonuses ($20,000 for winning 1st round; plus $30,000 for winning 2nd round; plus $40,000 for winning the third round; plus $60,000 for winning the Stanley Cup). During the season, was traded to the New York Rangers who won the Stanley Cup. Earned his $525,000 salary plus $150,000 in playoff bonuses.
Source: Book: Undrafted: Hockey, Family and What it Takes to be a Pro
1994-95 $300,000 $547,092 262 -$375,000 -56%
Because of the lockout, his NHL salary of $525,000 was prorated for the 48-game season.
Source: Guide Hockey 1995-1996
1995-96 $577,500 $1,024,401 309 $277,500 93%
Source: La Presse
1996-97 $400,000 $689,321 569 -$177,500 -31%
Source: La Presse / Guide Hockey RDS
1997-98 $400,000 $673,561 540
Suffered a career-ending concussion during a pre-season fight with Ryan VandenBussche and was forced to retire, likely having his $400,000 salary covered by insurance.
Source: HockeyZonePlus
Career Total: US $3,022,359
(In today's dollars: US $5,561,630)

NHL Rank: 2090
(In today's dollars: 1829)

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